The Collegian

Tragedies force us to question relationships

Tragedies force us to question relationships

kbrumley

March 23, 2011


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It was, I suppose, a good death—relatively instantaneous. Folks around the building say it was a massive brain hemorrhage. Though I knew her, respected her and appreciated her presence during the small, intimate meals we all shared through the seasons, I didn’t attend her funeral. I also avoided th...

Political parties detract from true meaning of being American

Hannah McDermet

March 23, 2011


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Columnist They say there is always two sides to a story. Well, in the United States, there seems to be only two sides to every issue. I’m talking about the constant bickering and childish fighting between the two major political parties. It seems like you cannot turn on a television or read a newspa...

Super Student: Piecing together Pub Crawl

Super Student: Piecing together Pub Crawl

treiss

March 23, 2011


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By Tony Reiss Springtime in Brookings is known for two things: graduation and pub crawl. With graduation about a month away I decided I would spend the night studying. I tried to find a nice quiet place downtown to study. My intentions were good, but my productivity that night is questionable. I hav...

Arrest of protestor at Clinton speech means government isn?t practicing what it preaches

Jon Weller

March 16, 2011


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Jon WellerColumnist History is happening all around us. What began in Algeria, spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. Revolution, the People's Revolution, has now etched itself into history as a time when the people threw off their shackles of oppression and peacefully ousted tyrannic...

Even ?dirtbags? have right to free speech

Allen Falken

March 16, 2011


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Allen FalkenColumnist Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the rights of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest outside the funerals of soldiers. They say that god is killing soldiers because of the United States' "acceptance" of homosexuals. Apparently to them "acceptance" involves passing laws again...

Use pedestrian crosswalks and parking lots appropriately or face bodily injury

Jonathan Willett

March 1, 2011


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Jonathan WillettColumnist I thought we were better than this, I really did. I gave us enough credit as a species to assume that by the age of 18, we could make appropriate use of crosswalks and parking lots. I want to address each of these areas separately, but first I want to remind everyone to always l...

Turner: abortion bill is comedic gold

Mathias Turner

March 1, 2011


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Mathias TurnerColumnist Those gut-busters in Pierre are at it again. Following the hilarity of their recently proposed tongue-in-cheek handgun legislation, our legislators have decided to keep the laugh-fest rolling with HB 1217, their latest bill on abortion. Explanation kills humor, but since ther...

Kranz: Ultra marathon a life-changing experience

Kyle Kranz

March 1, 2011


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Kyle KranzRunning on the white line Most people have no idea these races even exist. I did not until a few years ago. However, there are ultra marathon events where people run 50k, 50 miles, 12 hours, 100k, 24 hours, 100 miles, or more! For some it is enough just to finish, others are going for speed an...

Have ?pretty thoughts? when vulnerable

Keith Brumley

March 1, 2011


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Keith Brumley A person could do worse than have pretty thoughts. Sometimes it's all we have8212;and always when we're most vulnerable. Take the winter of 1995. It hadn't snowed, and though the ground had frozen hard and deep, I was starting colts into December. My facilities were outside, but I'd figured ...

Thinking about future means feeling a little bit like Peter Pan

staff

March 1, 2011


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It's that time of year again. Christmas, then Valentine's Day, then quickly followed by spring break. This is the time of year I like to call the epoch of engagements. It seems like every spring semester is accompanied by a whole new group of giggly young women who have developed some kind of twitch in thei...

Desk jobs may lead to early death

Kyle Kranz

February 15, 2011


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Kyle KranzRunning on the white line I hate to be the bearer of bad news, however exercise and a well-rounded diet may not be enough to remain healthy. I know, well shoot. You get the recommended 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity recommended each week by the American College of Sports...

Effective strategies for crowded bars

Mathias Turner

February 15, 2011


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Mathias TurnerColumnist As someone with both an enthusiastic appreciation for the consumption of alcohol and two long years of experience serving it, I've learned quite a bit about how to get good service in crowded bars. Understandably, it may seem ridiculous to write a guide which outlines the tre...